Ethiopia Illubabor Baaroo SWP Decaf

The cup is bright, sweet, and full of character from the great green coffee we sent to SWP. There are lightly caramelized sugars, sweet orange, and floral hints in the lighter City-City+ roast level. (Yes, floral, in a decaf!) Darker roasts have a caramel-filled chocolate roast taste, with cinnamon bark spices, red fruits, and raisin. The finish has some hibiscus-rose hip tea notes, with a slight blackberry leaf tea aspect. City to Full City.
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  • Process Method Wet Process
  • Cultivar Heirloom Types
  • Farm Gate Yes
Region Africa
Processing Wet Process, then SWP Decaf
Drying Method Raised Bed Sun-dried
Packaging GrainPro liner
Farm Gate Yes
Cultivar Detail Heirloom Varietals
Grade Top Grade
Appearance .2 d/300gr, 16-18 Screen
Roast Recommendations City to Full City roast levels work well for this coffee. SWP decafs tend to color darker in the roaster, and the crack is less audible than non-decaf coffees.
Weight 1 LB
This is a custom decaf we sent to the Swiss Water plant from one cooperative in Western Ethiopia. Baaroo is the local Oromifa name for this cooperative in the far western part of Illubabor. Baaroo is part of an initiative we have in Ethiopia to work direct at the coop level. The program is administered by a non-government organization that not only coordinates agronomists and managers for each of the coops they work with, but also has a business adviser assigned that helps the cooperative manage their debt, re-invest in quality improvements at the mill, and verifies distribution of income to all members. Baaroo is quite small and remote compared to the other excellent cooperatives we buy from in Illubabor region. We have been impressed with the cup quality, and how clean and fresh the coffee tastes although it tends to be harvested later than other nearby stations. It is from a lower relative altitude than others (1700m) but perhaps because of the heavily forested environment in this part of Illubabor, the effect slows the maturation of coffee, and increases the density of the bean. The decaf version of Baaroo presents the same character as the non-decaf coffee we offer, sweet, slightly floral, very aromatic.
This decaf Baaroo has fruit and spice notes in the dry fragrance, allspice and other baking spices, with apple-peach pie. The wet aromatics are intense, with fruited chocolate notes dominating complex sugars; bakers chocolate, muscavado, dark plum and raisin. The cup is bright, sweet, and full of character from the great green coffee we sent to SWP. There are lightly caramelized sugars, sweet orange, and floral hints in the lighter City-City+ roast level. (Yes, floral, in a decaf!) Darker roasts have a caramel-filled chocolate roast taste, with cinnamon bark spices, red fruits, and raisin. The finish has some hibiscus-rose hip tea notes, with a slight blackberry leaf tea aspect. It is really a remarkable decaf, not only because it doesn't cup like a decaf at all, but is is simple a clean, sweet and aromatic coffee in its own right.